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    Default Need a Powerhouse

    I'm looking for a powerhouse frag, something to get me noticed.

    I've tried both A*Men and Le Male. Projection on both is alright for the first one to two hours, after that it is nearly a skin scent. Longevity is about three hours for Le Male, four to five for A*Men
    I don't know if it's because of the reformulations or my skin, but I was very disappointed. I adore the scents of both, but coworker feedback tells me that they just can't smell it after that time unless they're right next to me, leaning in to catch the scent.

    Any suggestions?

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    Hi!
    Just moving this to Male Fragrance.
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    Le male only lasts 3 hours on your skin?? What sort of skin you got, are you an alien or something? Lol

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    Slumberhouse Ore
    Hypocrites will always be a thorn in my back....and my middle finger will always be the best remedy.....

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    Perhaps Guerlain Heritage or Zino Davidoff- only the latter is truly a powerhouse, but longevity and projection of either was always good judging by previous wearing experiences so far.
    Currently wearing: Citrus & Wood by Yardley

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    Amouage Interlude man
    Italian Cypress by Tom Ford
    Tsar VC&A
    VC&A pour homme
    Currently wearing: Encre Noire by Lalique

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    Balenciaga Pour Homme
    Lapidus Pour Homme
    vintage Kouros
    +1 VC&A Pour Homme

    Sashka Black by M. Micallef probably has the most nuclear sillage I've experienced yet, though I've yet to plunge down the niche wormhole.

    Oh, and of course there's Sex Panther by Odeon.

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    As mentioned, Lapidus Pour Homme will get you noticed. Believe me!

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    Amouage - Reflection Man
    Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille (that will get you noticed!)

    As much as I don't particularly care for A*men and Le Male, I find it hard to believe people couldn't notice them.

    On a different note, do you really want to be projecting like a beast at work?

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    It sounds like you want your scent to be noticed and appreciated. So:

    Creed - Original Santal. Check other threads regarding OS. Basenoters tend to thumb nose toward it, but it is a nuclear crowd pleaser. No doubt there. Just wear it for an hour before you go anywhere.

    Also, Scent of Peace for Him by Bond no. 9 projects very well and again, is a crowd pleaser.

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    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Montale Black Aoud
    Montale Aoud Ever
    Armani Rose d'Arabie
    Amouage Interlude Men
    Boucheron Jaipür Homme EDP

    will get you noticed.
    Last edited by TLS; 8th August 2014 at 02:11 PM.

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    I am guessing that since you tried LeMale and Amen, you are not interested in expensive niche fragrances or Vintage versions of old powerhouses that always get recommended. So here you go:

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    Note: Its highly concentrated
    Daytime
    Dior Homme Sport (2012)
    YSL L'Homme
    Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme
    Bentley For Men Intense
    Ralph Lauren Polo (Vintage)
    Dior Fahrenheit (2013 & Vintage)


    Nighttime

    Dior Homme Intense
    YSL La Nuit de L'Homme
    VC&A Midnight in Paris
    V&R Spicebomb
    Calvin Klein Obsession for Men (Vintage)
    D&G The One (Holy Grail Edition)

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    Default Re: Need a Powerhouse

    Another for Lapidus Pour Homme
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    In another direction, Caron 3rd Man or Yatagon.

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    maybe 24 Gold?

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    Anything from Montale will do the trick , though I only adore Aoud & pine and I get a scent bubble for an extremely healthy 12+ hrs and this is considered one of the tamest in the Montale lineup. The other one would be Roja Dove "Amber Oud", oohh yeah almost forgot "Aventus" plus jubilation XXV are also candidates
    Last edited by magnus611; 8th August 2014 at 06:01 PM.
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Costume National Homme
    Eau Sauvage Parfum
    For Sale:Gucci Pour Homme II , Amouage Attar,Lubin Idole http://www.basenotes.net/threads/313...dwide-Shipping

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    Oscar De La Renta Pour Lui
    Fahrenheit Parfum

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    Carvon Pour Homme
    Byredo Pulp
    Aventus
    Xerjoff Nio
    MFK Oud
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR SUMMER (HOT):
    1.) MFK Pluriel for him
    2.) Vetiver Fatal
    3.) Guerlain L'eau
    4.) Anat Fritz Tzora
    5.) Frank No. 2 L.A.
    6.) Dior Homme Eau
    7.) Invasion Barbare
    8.) Xerjoff Nio
    9.) Byredo Bal D'Afrique
    10.) Escentric 02

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    Tobacco Vanille. You don't have to search anymore.

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    Pure authentic Hindi Oud will surely get you notice. Makes you smell like a barnyard.
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    +3 Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme. Totally masculine, strong, but no sweetness whatsoever (in case that is important to you.)
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    Default Re: Need a Powerhouse

    Lapidus, Sung Homme, Kouros, Grey Flannel, Balnciaga PH, GIT, Drakkar, take your pick.

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    Tom Ford Tobacco Oud or Christian Dior Leather Oud. They kick sand in the faces of skinny little colognes and get away with it.

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    Bogart Pour Homme

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    Default Re: Need a Powerhouse

    80's powerhouse: Bijan for Men (this one is hit or miss; smells great on some and like you've got one foot in the grave on others, meaning me lol)
    Modern powerhouse: Aventus (I wouldn't wear more than two sprays of this in an office environment unless I was the CEO, CFO, etc. of that office)

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    Default Re: Need a Powerhouse

    Quote Originally Posted by HankHarvey View Post
    Lapidus, Sung Homme, Kouros, Grey Flannel, Balnciaga PH, GIT, Drakkar, take your pick.
    Or my personal favorite chanel antaeus.
    OFF SITE SALES, DECANTS ---Dior,Chanel MFK, MOLECULE 01* VINTAGE ANTAEUS*
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    CDG Avignon & Norne get my votes.

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    Default Re: Need a Powerhouse

    +1 to

    To knock down an elephant

    Interlude man
    Tobacco vanilla
    Kouros
    Polo green

    To establish authority but a little gently

    Tsar
    Vca pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Another for Lapidus Pour Homme
    Is this a scent that needs to be bought in before a reformulation, due to oakmoss?

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